Recent Advances in Small Area Statistics (RRC09), 22nd and 23rd June 2009
The main purpose of the workshop is to assess the current state of research on small area estimation and to serve as a bridge between experienced researchers of small area methodology and practitioners working on sample surveys and official statistics either in government or private agencies. The workshop will also offer a unique opportunity for the students and junior researchers to interact with senior researchers in a very informal setting.
The two-day program will consist of nine plenary sessions, which will take place in a ship cruising on the famous Rhine river, and a poster session to be held in a hotel in Koblenz during a wine reception immediately before the conference dinner on June 22. The cruise will start in Mainz on June 22 and end in Cologne on June 23. The plenary sessions each consist of a 55 minute lecture followed by a 20 minute floor discussion. There is no parallel session in the entire workshop, which will offer participants an opportunity to attend all sessions.
Rhine World Heritage
The RRC09 takes place on board of a luxury ship which travels from the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate Mainz, up to the city of Cologne. The Upper- Middle-Rhine region is one of the most marvelous landscape in Germany where cliffy rocks meet picturesque villages and middle-age Castles, surrounded by flourishing vineyards.
The Ship belongs to the "Loreley Line" and is called "Loreley Star".(link)